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Request for research proposals: Analysis on firms and taxation using micro data from Uganda
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and UNU-WIDER have established a secure research lab in the premises of URA. Want to do research using quality-assured administrative tax data? See the Request for Research Proposals
Annual Report 2021
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Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants
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82 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
SeminarPOSTPONED Shreyasee Das on the marriage market consequences of the Bhopal Gas Disaster
SeminarMiri Stryjan on loan repayment flexibility and firm profits: experimental evidence from Uganda
SeminarLeonard Wantchekon on externalities of colonial schools and social mobility
SeminarJari Eloranta presents at the WIDER Seminar Series
SeminarMark Gradstein on soft skills, parenting styles, and persistent income inequality
SeminarSaher Asad on the impact of improving communication networks on women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment
SeminarJacqueline Mosomi on working from home and physical proximity during COVID-19 lockdowns: implications for gender inequality in the South African labour market
SeminarPablo Warnes on transport infrastructure improvements and spatial sorting: evidence from Buenos Aires
SeminarMacartan Humphreys presents three facets of political inequality: evidence from consultative processes in Kampala
SeminarMichele di Maio on firms amid conflict: performance, production inputs, and market competition
SeminarValeria Groppo on conditional cash transfers, child work and schooling
SeminarPOSTPONED: Rajeev Goel on corruption beyond the glass ceiling - do women entrepreneurs perceive corruption differently?
Rajeev Goel will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 April Abstract – Corruption beyond the glass ceiling: do women entrepreneurs perceive corruption differently? Adding to the corruption-gender nexus, this paper contributes across...
SeminarPOSTPONED: Marcela Ibanez on the intrinsic value of decision making - evidence from a bargaining experiment in Egypt
Marcela Ibanez will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 18 March Absract - The intrinsic value of decision making: Evidence from a bargaining experiment in Egypt This paper uses an experimental approach to examine the causal eﬀect of social norms...
SeminarJeffrey Hammer on one hundred homes - a visual survey of wealth and poverty in India
Jeffrey Hammer will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 12 March Abstract - One hundred homes - a visual survey of wealth and poverty in India In 2018, a multi-disciplinary team from India and four other countries collected expenditure data,...
SeminarMarijke Verpoorten on aggrieved artisanal miners in Eastern Congo
Marijke Verpoorten will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 11 March Abstract - Would you fight? We asked aggrieved artisanal miners in Eastern Congo To meet the rising demand for minerals, mining companies have ventured into conflict-affected...
SeminarOsman Ouattara on temperature shocks and inflation - are there any ramifications?
Osman Ouattara will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 04 March Abstract - Temperature shocks and Inflation: are there any ramifications? In this paper, we analyze the dynamic impact of climate change on inflation. We use a panel-VAR method with...